Audrey Brooke Kernodle

Audrey Brooke Kernodle

Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics

Kernodle is headed to Orlando for a position with Carson Wealth


Columbus, Ga.


Behavioral Financial Planning, M.S.


Presidential Scholar (2020 & 2021), Volunteer Income Tax Preparer and Technology Manager with UGA VITA (2021), Financial Service Provider with UGA ASPIRE Clinic (2020 & 2022), 3rd place winner for National AFCPE Knowledge Bowl Competition (2020), FPA Challenge team leader (2021), Student Financial Planning Association member, Virginia Wilbanks Kilgore Scholarship recipient, George Griffeth and Leolene Chapman Montgomery Scholarship recipient, Dean’s List, Aflac Foundation Scholarship recipient, Church's Chicken Community Scholarship recipient, Community Foundation’s James Henry & Gladys Manning Smith Scholarship recipient, Patricia Jackson Howard Historic Columbus Foundation Scholarship recipient, Zell Miller Scholarship recipient.

Why I chose my major

In 2021, I graduated with honors (magna cum laude) from The University of Georgia with bachelor’s degree in Financial Planning, but I wanted to continue my education to learn more about the application of counseling, communication, and psychological insights to the financial planning process when working with clients. This program has given me the skills to develop impactful client-planner relationships by helping clients create and achieve financial goals and optimal well-being.

What I like most about FACS

The college of Family and Consumer Sciences is truly a family. Throughout my undergraduate and graduate programs, I have made so meaningful relationships with my professors, colleagues, and classmates that I will carry with me as my time at UGA comes to an end. The genuine desire for learning and success runs in the veins of every individual, student, faculty, and staff in this college. I could not imagine a warmer or more supportive environment to pursue my passion for helping and empowering others.

Post-graduation plans

I have accepted client planning and relationship manager role with Carson Wealth in Orlando, FL. In this role, I will be working with clients to understand the unique complexities of their financial situation and provide financial plans with their personal goals in mind.

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